In certain scenarios, the spouse and/or dependent children may be entitled to survivor benefits through Social Security. Please read the following information carefully to learn what benefits may be available.
A one-time payment of $255 will be paid to the surviving spouse. To initiate the claim, and other survivor benefits, call the Reading Social Security office at 1-800-772-1213.
The Social Security website is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Security's programs. There are a number of things you can do online.
In addition to using the Social Security website, you can call them toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. Staff can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. They can also provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call the TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.